A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.

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Aaron Levinsky
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Rose Kirk
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Arthur Kirk
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Dr. Herbert A. Morrison
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Francis MacMillan
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Judge Stanley Murdoch
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Allen Green
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Clarence Middleton
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1st Judge
Paul Benjamin ...
Harry Harrison
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Saul Kreiglitz
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Dr. Johnson
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Dr. Arantes
Stacy Bergman ...
16 year-old Claudia
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A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is very disruptive during her court hearings. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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Mad As In Angry. Or Just Plain... NUTS

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11 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Nuts ... Durchgedreht  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,152,529 (USA)
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Barbra Streisand researched her lead role as Claudia Draper by interviewing prostitutes at bordello in Los Angelese and studying schizophrenia patients in a psychiatric ward. See more »

Quotes

Francis MacMillan: Do you believe Dr. Morrison is acting out of a personal motive?
Claudia Draper: No, I'm sure he believes what he believes. He thinks whores are girls who hang out on 8th Avenue and stick needles in their arms. He knows whores aren't nice white girls from nice white families. He knows that just as sure as he knows his wife is at home cleaning the oven. Isn't that right Herbie? But what if he's wrong? What if his wife is out balling the insurance salesman? What if he doesn't know his ass from his elbow? What if ...
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Performed by Ravi Shankar
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Psychologically entrancing
27 March 2000 | by (Wash,DC) – See all my reviews

This movie is very psychological and emotional. The realism of Claudia's abuse as a child and its effects on her life as an adult is very heart-wrenching. It made me so furious to see Claudia's helplessness in a fight against the judicial system and her wealthy parents. It is depressing to see just how far the power of money can take us as a society - free killers and lock up (in this case institutionalise) the innocent. It is even more terrifying to know what kind of "licensed professionals" get to judge people's "mental capacity." This movie shows that there is still some hope and justice in the world.


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